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A 27-year-old taxi driver Samuel Ameku who was arrested for killing his mother at Kwesimintim in the Western Region has confessed to the police that he killed the mother because she failed to find him a wife.

Ameku also injured his sister in the process.

The taxi driver was arrested on Friday morning after he stabbed his mother to death and inflicted cutlass wounds on his sister.

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Confirming the incident and arrest in an interview with Joy News, the Kwesimintim District Police Commander, Chief Supt. Peter Lennox Aidoo, disclosed that the suspect during police interrogation stated he stabbed his mother because she failed to get him a wife.

“He has been staying with his mother and sister all these years and sought his mother’s help in finding a wife but she urged him to exercise patience,” he narrated.

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However, the suspect added he doesn’t know what came over him to kill his mother in the early hours of Friday”.

Meanwhile, the suspect is in police custody and expected to be arraigned before court on Monday, October 7, 2019.

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The suspect killed his 70 year old mother, Precious Akolatse and stabbed his elder sister, Karen Ameku multiple times at the back and is currently receiving treatment at the Effiankwanta Regional Hospital in Takoradi.